Dr. Michael Famiano
Dr. Michael Famiano is an associate professor of nuclear astrophysics in the Department of Physics at Western Michigan University. After receiving his Ph.D., he worked as a fellow for the Science and Technology Agency of Japan at the Institute of Physical and Chemical Research near Tokyo. He also held a post-doctoral position at the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory in East Lansing, Michigan.
His primary research interest is in stellar nucleosynthesis. This includes the formation of heavy elements in stellar explosions, and how this formation relates to the properties of the nuclei involved. He has worked as a visiting scientist at the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan to study this rapidly evolving field.